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Suntory DHA & EPA + Sesamin EX
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37.2 trillion. That’s the estimated number of cells in your body. Present in every cell are life’s essential nutrients – omega-3 fatty acids – called ‘essential’ because they cannot be made by your body and must be obtained through your diet.
Consider Suntory DHA & EPA + Sesamin EX, imported from Japan where it has ranked No. 1 in DHA category sales for 15 consecutive years.
It is a holistic formulation of 2 important omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, sesamin from sesame seeds and vitamin E. Support your everyday diet with life’s essential nutrients.
Adults who want to
Get holistic support
for their health
Supplement omega-3 fatty
acids dietary intake
Maintain heart health
and blood circulation
Support brain health
and cognitive functions
and Our Diet
DHA and EPA can be found in fish oil extracted from fatty fish like tuna, sardines, salmon, anchovies and mackerel. Worldwide, people are consuming more meat than fish over time1.
Such evolution in diet can cause a deficiency in omega-3 fatty acids intake. Even among societies like Japan where fish is commonly part of meals, Japanese aged 30 to 49 were found to consume less than 400mg of DHA and EPA per day.2 Recommended daily intake of EPA and DHA is 500 mg per day for healthy people, and up to 1,000 mg for people with heart conditions.3
Though you might now be inspired to incorporate more fatty fish in meals, doing so does not guarantee adequate intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Oxidation and loss of DHA and EPA happens during cooking – as much as 85%4 depending on your cooking method and fish used.
Whether your diet is meat-heavy or already incorporating fatty fish, choose Suntory DHA & EPA + Sesamin EX, which contains 300 mg of DHA and 100 mg of EPA per serving to help you reach the recommended daily intake.
DHA and EPA
Go Beyond the Heart
Everyone knows the heart health benefits of DHA and EPA. Omega-3 fatty acids can decrease triglyceride levels, reduce the growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque which can block blood vessels, and support healthy blood circulation.5
Did you know that DHA is also critically linked to brain health?
DHA makes up over 90% of the omega-3 fatty acids in your brain. It is no wonder that presence of adequate DHA helps your brain’s nerve cells to communicate more easily, quickly and efficiently. Research suggests that DHA is especially beneficial for older adults who experience age-related cognitive decline in memory and learning.6
Are you over the age of 50? Choose Suntory DHA & EPA + Sesamin EX to support brain health, and ensure adequate intake of your brain’s most important omega-3 fatty acid.
- Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, "National Health and Nutrition Survey Report" (2011, 2012)
The effectiveness of your omega-3 supplement can be amplified by the presence of a strong antioxidant.
DHA and EPA are easily oxidised, hence Suntory fortified the supplement with a unique combination of sesamin from sesame seeds, and vitamin E. These antioxidants protect DHA and EPA from oxidising easily and becoming harmful to your health. With sesamin present, the amount of DHA and EPA loss due to oxidation is reduced.
Sesamin makes up less than 1% of a sesame seed and is extracted using a proprietary technology developed over 30 years. Sesamin’s excellence comes from being easily absorbed by your small intestines to reach your liver, where its antioxidant effects are activated. Apart from supporting liver function, when supplemented with vitamin E, a person can even feel improvements in sleep quality and energy level.
As a result of stellar research, Suntory received an Achievement in Technological Research award from the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry (JSBBA). The award recognises sesamin’s practical application as a health food.
Hear from Consumers
Once, I saw on TV that people of a fishing town were very healthy and lived long. Since then, I started taking Suntory DHA & EPA + Sesamin EX, aware that it contains fish oil from blue-backed fish. It also contains sesamin, so I feel that it is a good deal. I’m still working hard at this age.Male, 66 years old
I know that fish is good for my health, but fish is expensive and I can’t cook well. I can’t eat it every day, so I take supplements. Both my husband and I work full-time, and work hard every day with the power of DHA, EPA and sesamin!Female, 42 years old
Concentration is important for learning new things at this age. I always study with Suntory DHA & EPA + Sesamin EX by my side. A strong ally for learning.Male, 66 years old
I hate blue-backed fish, so I don’t eat much fish. However, I am old and my children live far away, so I wanted to live well and started consuming [Suntory DHA & EPA + Sesamin EX]. A strong ally for maintaining good health.Female, 72 years old
- 8. Source: H / B Foods Marketing Handbook 2006-2020 No.2 Function-oriented foods Share within DHA / EPA ingredient category * 2015-2018 sales amount (confirmed) and total share within DHA / EPA ingredient category * Sales amount from 2004 to 2014 (fixed) >> Fuji Keizai Co., Ltd.
- 9. Cumulative sales of DHA & EPA + Sesamin E and DHA & EPA + Sesamin EX from March 2003 to December 2015 (converted as 120 tablets [for about 30 days])
- 10. As of the end of October 2019, suntory-kenko.com
BRAND'S® Red Marine Fish Oil versus Suntory DHA & EPA + Sesamin EX
Red Marine Fish Oil is a great starter omega-3 supplement for anyone new to maintaining heart health. Usual price is $42 for 120 softgels. Receive 200 mg of DHA and 320 mg of EPA per serving with 2 mg of astaxanthin.
Consider Suntory DHA & EPA + Sesamin EX if you are already a regular omega-3 supplement user and want to upgrade to a more holistic solution. Usual price is $76 for 120 softgels. Receive 300 mg of DHA and 100 mg of EPA per serving with 10 mg of sesamin. Fish oil is sourced from tuna and sardines, ranked high in omega-3 content11. You can maximise the health benefits of EPA and DHA throughout your body with the protection of sesamin.
BRAND'S® MEMO+ versus Suntory DHA & EPA + Sesamin EX
If you are already a regular Essence of Chicken user, or prefer chicken- than fish-derived ingredients, consider MEMO+ to support age-related cognitive decline. It contains ProBeptigen that is extracted from chicken meat using proprietary Essence of Chicken technology, calcium and vitamin E. Usual price is $79.90 for 120 tablets. Consider Suntory DHA & EPA + Sesamin EX if you prefer an overall brain health solution, fish- than chicken-derived ingredients, or taking softgels than tablets.
Suntory Sesamin EX versus Suntory DHA & EPA + Sesamin EX
Suntory Sesamin EX maintains liver function, improves sleep quality and reduces fatigue. Usual price is $58 for 90 softgels. Consider Suntory DHA & EPA + Sesamin EX if you desire the added health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.
Allergies: Not suitable for consumers allergic to sesame seeds or fish. Suitable for adults aged 20 years old and above: 4 softgels daily, after meals.
Method of Use: Consume directly from bottle.
DHA (300 mg), EPA (100 mg), Sesame Seed Extract (Sesamin) (10 mg), Vitamin E (55 mg)
As natural ingredients are used, the appearance of softgels may vary, but they are equally safe and effective for consumption.
If you are pregnant or lactating, under medication and/or have certain health conditions like food allergy, please consult your healthcare professional before consuming this product.